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Hello /diy/,

I'm planning on starting a backyard garden this summer and was wondering if anybody had any helpful tips. Thanks.
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>>1013791
What's the soil like in your area? Do some research on it and the conditions preferred by plants you're looking to grow. Start a compost bin if it'll help enriching the soil. Try to outline which plants you'll grow during which seasons. How big is the garden?
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>>1013791
http://www.motherearthnews.com/
This site has planting guidelines based on your zipcode. I used it this year to see when to plant and harvest my newest garden fruit - Strawberries.
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>>1013791
Too late. Try again next year in march.

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How do I connect an old LCD laptop screen to a Raspberry Pi? Is there a way to do it without using a controller board?
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>>1013464
>Is there a way to do it without using a controller board?

No
And not only that, laptop manufacturers intentionally make what you are trying to do difficult by each using their own standard.
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>>1013464
get a generic lcd controller board off the interent for liek 12 bux and that has hdmi
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>>1013470
Will it work for any LCD laptop screen?

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My idea is not to use my electric heater all the time so I'm looking for an alternative way to heat my room
Does this work?
Any other ideas?
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That looks ridiculous, but you can literally but all this at the dollar store, minus the bricks. Probably won't heat your whole room.
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Would some wool clothing be a better investment?
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The candles heat goes into the room no matter if you put some dumb ass pots over it or not.
They arent going to make the candles heat output any higher by catching it

Hi /diy/ does anyone have any info on building a small (~20') camping type boat for mostly calm inland water use?
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Cool idea anon. Check out American Boys Handy Book see page 105
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>>1011972

not OP.
wow thanks This is actually a really great book.
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>>1012957
It really is. The campy dress up stuff in it is pretty funny too.

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Does cooling a air conditioner's outside coils with water mist really boost its efficiency?

Anyone tried this?
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>>1011325
theoretically yes, however the question shouldn't be if it works or not but how much energy do you save vs the increase in your water bill
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>>1011334
This. Plus the water will have sediments in it that will build up on the fins over time. Cleaning that shit off is no joke and it ruins the efficiency.
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>>1011346
Another risk is waterborne illnesses. I've heard of people contracting legionnaires disease from water mist based cooling systems before.

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>accidentally shot myself in the leg with a nail gun
>2in framing nail
>had my brother pull it out with vise grips
>wrapped it up
>bled bad enough to go though the gauze and all over my bed by morning
>next morning the bleeding was a lot more mild
>no stiches

Hurt for a week to walk a little
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>>1011059
>went to sleep with a heavily bleeding wound
Do you wish to die anon
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>>1011075
I was drunk. I was framing a floor mounted safe and I had been drinking vodka with my father in law almost all day
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>>1011059
was trying to take apart some plastic part with a flat head screwdriver. slipped, stabbed through the webbing between my index finger and thumb and exited on the far side of my hand. absolutely no bleeding tho which was strange, guess i missed everything. was neat because i could blow into the entry wound and blow up my hand like a glove.

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I was thinking of making a full size gyrocopter from scratch this summer.
Anyone got DIY plans laying around?
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>>1007626

Good luck on this one anon.

I am trying to build a full-size sandbuggy from scratch, got stopped really soon. Now reading a freshly ordered bookwith 700 pages about auto/car technics.
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>>1007634
Good luck to you too anon.
Making vehicles is a full time study alone, but the "makingstuffworkbyfailing"-part is my favourite.
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>>1007640

Indeed. But i think aircraft is even harder than 4 wheels and an engine.

I guess i will take parts from an old volkswagen golf but like i said at first i need to understand how an automobile works and which part works with what and so on.

Keep us updated with you project! I am definitly interested!

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First Prints Edition

Old thread >>996960

>open source community
http://reprap.org/
http://forums.reprap.org/

>buyfag buyers guide
https://www.3dhubs.com/best-3d-printer-guide
Any number of Reprap kits out there

>basic 3d printing FAQs
https://opendesignengine.net/projects/vg3dp/wiki (lots of useful stuff)
http://www.reddit.com/r/3Dprinting/wiki/index

>what kind of filament do...
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Having some quality issues on my makerbot replicator. I releveled the build plate and lowered the z offset (to hopefully print without rafts b/c prints don't stick otherwise). Anything I should do / check?
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>>1005201
Looks like overextrusion
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>>1005201
What the fuck is up with your initial layer?
What are your initial layer settings?

Looks like you are overextruding and running too hot. Your layers arent cooling before you put more plastic on it causing it to bow out and leave oozes.

Do you have a print fan?

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Hi /diy/

I was wondering if anyone could figure this out for me, because I can't do this shit worth a damn.

I don't know what type of materials to buy for this.

http://arcarc.xmission.com/Web%20Archives/Deathskull%20(May-2006)/games/museum/swingarmvb.html
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>>1015163
Its a drafting lamp arm and probably some camera mounts.
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>>1015178
I don't even know how to find those
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>>1015163
Recline on a sofa/chair and stick it on your head. That lamp looks dumb as shit.

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Hey /diy/. I just bought a new office chair for my cave but I need more space for chair so I need to get rid of that old dresser. The problem is, I can't think where to put my printer. Can you give me some ideas?
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>>1014944
Bend over and I'll show you
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>cave
literally.. not many options there, but, you dont need to be looking at/tripping over printers 24/7. rollboard and under the righthand side of the desk - be better with something that had a drawer or two (extra storage/less liable to stand on printer. Ohterwise, build shelf on the wall (top left, high up?) or get one of those folding tv / monitor stands, can bolt it to the wall anywhere, can fold it in/out the way to get access to the shelves (if on right)/printer when needed.

Go hit up a Goodwill or local equivalent they full of...
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You need to start over. Bare starts. Remove everything. Make the walls plain white. Add some drawers. Maybe manage some of your wires. It's a mess in there.

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So /diy/, i have some plans, and want to create a few things. Maybe even eventually sell it.

But alas, it would require some home made or at least custom made bottles. And i have no clue how to make molds for glass, or how to even approach this.

And if you try to google that, you only get shitty reddit tier how to make a glass out of your wine bottle instructions.

Any tips on how to approach this? Also the design of the custom pieces would be a really simple tube , with only a few indents on the bottom.
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Occasionally we get the glassblowing thread up.

Otherwise, there are videos showing how bottles and whatnot are manufactured en masse. If you want a skill, get onto glassblowing. You will learn a lot, and you might have to look a bit hard to find people who teach or do classes. Wherever you may be, take a look. Usually they're worth it as long as you enjoy it. Generally glassblowers know how to get certain parts into the right places, but more complex shapes require a little thinking. There was one episode of How it's Made on glassblowers making decor en masse,...
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>>1014911

Oh man, i feared it would not be as easy. I guess i could ask around a bit, but yea, it was more of a gimmick project. The glasses i would make would be of the shape in the picture. So its really darn simple. But damn glass cant be as easy to pour into molds like other things.
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>>1014911
>one episode of How it's Made on glassblowers making decor en masse

You reminded me that this exists

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLS7--ZLCoI

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How do I clean a matress without fucking it up?
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1. Begin cleaning the mattress.
2. Don't fuck up.
3. Finish cleaning the mattress.
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>>1014903
You need to take it to a car wash
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>>1014903
Dip it in a swimming pool. The chlorine and bromine will get rid of all the nasties.

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Hey I am looking to buy a door knob, here it is: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003MX3BL2/ref=ox_sc_act_title_3?ie=UTF8&psc=1&smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Now I want to get a custom in lock: http://www.medeco.com/en/site/medeco/products/kik/xtkik/

If I buy these two items would I be able to install the new lock from Medeco into the Shlang knob?
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Can't see the type of Tail that Knobset uses.. Australia locksmith here and we have different names and shit for most of that stuff sadly.

Best option is to buy that cylinder you want and Go to a locksmith and tell him you want a polished brass knob set with that cylinder
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>>1010386
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>>1014885
>would I be able to install the new lock from Medeco into the Shlang knob?

From the Medeco catalog:
> KIK/KIL cylinders are designed for quick retrofit
of nearly all polular brands of knob and lever type cylindrical locksets making them an ideal
application for office doors, storage and file rooms, or residential doors; virtually any door
where cylindrical hardware is used.

Sounds like a yes. You may have to specify which lockset...
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I just fucked up my car's dashboard display.
It's a simple flexible plastic plate, semi-transparent in some places completely opaque in others.

My objective was to make all the green parts white becuase green looked horrible, but I managed to fuck it up by dipping it in nail polish (although I did remove all the green).

How can I make another piece? Should I order laser cut vynil from somewhere? Can I make something similar?
I'm currently drawing a new dashboard in photoshop.
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>>1014679
jesus christ that thing look ancient
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Have you tried searching on ebay or your local auto parts salvage yard?
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>>1014687
Yes, my car isn't exactly common so finding this part is pretty rare

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I got the Teen Suicide "It's the Big Joyous Celebration, Let's Stir the Honeypot" vinyl and tried listening to it on my Linn Sondek LP12 and it sounded really slow even though its completely new. My record player is completely fine and all my other records play completely fine except this one. The record was shipped from America, could it be they aren't meant to be played on European record players? I don't know, it could be an issue with the record itself but yeah... I don't know.
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>>1014659
Did you try playing it at 45? Some 12s are at 45. 33 rotations is the same in Europe as in america.
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>>1014660
That might be the solution, but if that's the case, i'm kinda fucked. I've got a LP12 and changing to 45 rpm is gonna be pretty difficult then. If it's even possible.
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I've got a record player from project audio, cost about £250, and it's a belt drive with a 2 speed motor, one for 12" one for 7"
If I remember correctly the 12" rotation is like 33 1/3 rpm and the 7" is somewhere near 44-85rpm depending on its manufacturer or whether or not it's a single.

If it sounds really slow at 33 1/3rpm try bumping it up to 44.

On my it's just a motor with two gears, ita make it easy for me to move my belt, it may not be so easy for you.

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